The GEAR Project, now The Saturday Club, is a youth robotics program for York students ages 8–16 who will participate in yearlong 2-hour workshops. This non-competitive program provides hands-on lessons with exposure to coding and engineering by using robots as an educational tool. Students build robots, learn about the mechanics of robots, and code the robots to complete challenges.
This is the first program of its kind in York City. The Saturday Club is about getting educational robots into our underserved community—those who need them the most. These students were able to learn basic programming skills and eventually graduate with more advanced coding techniques.
At The Saturday Club, we start conversations about how students can use these skill sets in their everyday lives. Students who participate in our program do not necessarily want to become rocket scientists, but instead, develop new skills and learn about what future opportunities are available to them. The program also includes virtual college tours and visits from guest speakers in the STEM industry.
This program was originally made possible by a Fund for York County grant through the York County Community Foundation.
There is no cost for students to participate in The Saturday Club.
Do you know a young person who is ready to learn something new? Click HERE to register a student for The Saturday Club.